How Makeup Artists Hack The Cat-Eye

Photographed by Sara Kerens.
Ever heard the saying, "Never ask a girl with a cat-eye why she's late?" We kind of live by those words. Between learning how to steady our hands and finding the most flattering angle at which to draw, that little flick can quickly become a serious time-suck. Many of us have been practicing for years and still can't get it right the first time. Don't judge. But, what about pro makeup artists? We've watched them whip up the perfect winged liner faster than we could say "Happy National Cat Day" too many times to count. So, we decided to stop wondering what their secrets are and find out, once and for all. Ahead, the experts spill their best cat-eye hacks and favorite feline-flick products, so that none of us ever have to leave the house with lopsided liner again.

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